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USS Gravely Crew Inspired by Values, Life of Ship’s Namesake

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) is underway during the multinational UNITAS Atlantic 53-2012 exercise conducted in the western Caribbean Sea and hosted by U.S. 4th Fleet Sept. 25, 2012. Thirteen ships from seven partner nations participated in the 53rd annual exercise to promote interoperability and hemispheric stability and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)

Deploying for the first time, guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) departed Feb. 11 for the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility to participate in Ballistic Missile Defense escort operations. By Cmdr. David Dry Commanding officer of USS Gravely (DDG 107) Departing on USS Gravely’s maiden deployment during African-American History Month is apropos considering the …

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USS Cole Returns from Maiden Ballistic Missile Defense Deployment

130126-N- BY172-002 NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) -- Families wait with welcome signs as the USS Cole (DDG 67) rounds the end of the pier following a nine-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The guided-missile destroyer returned to Naval Station Norfolk today, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William E. Blake/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Saturday, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Her commanding officer, Cmdr. Peter K. Nilsen, reflects on the deployment. Our chief of Naval Operation’s tenets are Warfighting First, Operate Forward …

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